Things to Do

Flock Party 2024 

Shake a Tailfeather + Support Our Animal Family  
Now in its fifth year, our brilliant annual benefit is a movable feast with live music, unforgettable animal experiences, on-the-spot fashion illustrations, craft cocktails and artisan eats—all in the company of REAL party animals! Proceeds benefit our beloved animal family and support our wildlife conservation work in Colorado + worldwide.

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Summer Extended Hours

Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024
Tickets are BOGO from 4:00–9:00 p.m. Members, visit free! Enjoy exclusive food + drinks, lawn games, live music and fun for the whole family!
Events

Teddy Bear Clinic

Aug 17, 2024 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bring your stuffed animals and their kid caretakers to our 9th annual Teddy Bear Clinic, presented in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado...
Events

Flock Party 2024

Sep 7, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Now in its fifth year, our brilliant annual benefit is a movable feast with live music, unforgettable animal experiences, on-the-spot fashion illus...
Food & Drinks

Brown Bear BBQ

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Brown Bear is your stop for BBQ! Sandwiches piled high, four-cheese mac ‘n cheese and all the traditional sides. After lunch, try our newest season...
Food & Drinks

Café Costa

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Savor the Argentinian-inspired flavors of Café Costa! From small snacks with a Latin twist to pizza, Dole Whip and delicious adult beverages like t...
Experiences

Conservation Carousel

Sunday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Make the most of your visit with a spin on Denver Zoo’s Conservation Carousel! Hop on one of the hand-carved wooden replicas of some of our most po...
Food & Drinks

Cup & Cone

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Now offering coffee, beer and ice cream alongside classic Zoo snacks! Grab your favorite espresso drink and a bite for breakfast from our expanded ...
Experiences

Daily Demonstrations

Daily
Today's Schedule Llama Habitat Anima Talk - African Buffalo African Buffalo Habitat Demonstration - African Penguin Pinnacol African Penguin Point ...
Experiences

Denver Zoo Railroad

Sunday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a ride on the Denver Zoo Railroad, presented by Union Pacific. Perfect for families with little ones, the train offers a quick trip around th...
Food & Drinks

Dippin’ Dots

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00p.m.
Enjoy snacks, bottled beverages and Dippin' Dots innovative ice cream beads. Find them at Primate Panorama and Giraffe Meadows.  Hours: 11:00 ...
Habitats

Down Under

closer than ever You’ll also meet Tristan and Pearl, our Endangered Huon tree kangaroos—as well as Salem and Neville, our breathtaking pair of Sout...
Habitats

Emerald Forest

Living their most lush life, the acrobatic primates of the Emerald Forest spend their days foraging, climbing and swinging through their jungle gym...
Habitats

Flamingo Habitat

With topography inspired by the hardy landscapes of the Andean highlands, our favorite flock’s fabulous new home provides both the flamingos and th...
Experiences

Gorilla Trek

Friday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
This realistic virtual reality experience puts you in the heart of African jungle with a real troop of Critically Endangered gorillas. Through high...
Habitats

Harmony Hill

much you leucistic As you explore Harmony Hill State Park, designed to evoke the experience of camping and hiking in one of our state or national p...
Habitats

Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital

The 22,000-square-foot Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital offers two treatment rooms, critical care units and a cutting-edge surgical suit...
Food & Drinks

Kamala Café

Hours 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Check out Kamala Café in Toyota Elephant Passage for fresh Asian-inspired cuisine, including spring rolls and orange chicken rice bowls. It’s also ...
Food & Drinks

Kamala Snacks & Sips Cart

Located adjacent to McGrath Family Amphitheater, Kamala Snacks & Sips offers Bavarian pretzels, snacks and Dippin' Dots, draft beer and bottled...
Habitats

Lembke Family Preserve

With more than a million species in danger of extinction worldwide, many due to devastating habitat loss, zoo-based conservation has become an esse...
Lorikeet on a branch at Denver Zoo Lorikeet Adventure
Experiences

Lorikeet Adventure

Step into Lorikeet Adventure and be greeted by the cheerful chirps of Denver Zoo’s most vibrant residents. Lorikeet Adventure is home to a variety ...
Habitats

Lorikeet Adventure

Step into Lorikeet Adventure and be greeted by the cheerful chirps of Denver Zoo’s most vibrant residents. Lorikeet Adventure is home to a variety ...
Habitats

Pachyderms

Since the opening of Toyota Elephant Passage—which moved our Asian elephant bachelor herd and greater one-horned rhinos to a new multi-species habi...
Habitats

Pinnacol African Penguin Point

The Endangered African penguin hails exclusively from the warm waters of coastal Southern Africa. One of the species’ largest wild colonies is at B...
Habitats

Predator Ridge

Specifically designed to showcase the charismatic predator species of Africa's Samburu region—including African lions and Spotted hyenas—Predator R...
Habitats

Primate Panorama

Spanning seven acres of lushly forested land, Primate Panorama allows you to connect with multiple species of ape, monkey and lemur. Tree-dwelling ...
Food & Drinks

Puff Puff Mini-Donuts

Hours 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Who doesn’t love donuts? Treat your kiddos (or yourself) to freshly baked mini donuts or go all out with a donut sundae. No sweet tooth? There’s al...
Food & Drinks

Samburu Grille

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Stop by Samburu Grille for all of your Denver Zoo favorites and seasonal fare! We are now offering the classics such as burgers, hot dogs and chick...
Food & Drinks

Scratch

Hours: Returning Soon
Scratch is the stop for all things hot chicken. Whether it’s our Nashville hot chicken sandwich with mac ‘n cheese or our hot chicken fries loaded ...
Food & Drinks

Simply Pizza

Hours 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pizza doesn’t need to be complicated! Simply Pizza offers wood-fired pizza with your choice of toppings, bottled beverages and seasonal dessert off...
Experiences

Stingray Cove™

Stingray Cove is a seasonal, open-air interactive experience that allows you to get up-close and personal with  beautiful species of sea life....
Habitats

Stingray Cove™ Experience

Stingray Cove is a seasonal, open-air interactive experience that allows you to get up-close and personal with four beautiful species of sea life. ...
Food & Drinks

Stingray Cove™ Snack Cart

Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
respados Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Overlooking the Stingray Cove experience
Habitats

The EDGE

Get closer than ever—six inches, to be exact—from our three magnificent tigers! Thanks to heavy-duty perforated panels in the habitat's central are...
Habitats

Toyota Elephant Passage

One of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America, Toyota Elephant Passage features two miles of interconnected trails on 10 a...
Habitats

Tropical Discovery

With nearly 300 species and nearly 1,800 individual animals, Tropical Discovery is truly a magical journey into the jungle. Discover a balmy world ...